Feb 18, 2009

THE FORT MUDGE MEMORIAL DUMP (MERCURY 1969)




Fort Mudge Memorial Dump was a band from Walpole, Massachusetts, that started playing by 1969, gathering a good number of fans. They got filed into the “Boston Sound”, among the Ultimate Spinach, the Beacon Street Union, Orpheus, Tangerine Zoo, ecc.
With good technique and better ideas, they recorded a very sought-after LP for Mercury in which the voice of Caroline Stratton stands out to some Jefferson Airplane affinity.
Guitarist Dean Keady, with his jazzy effects, leads the band.
Despite its east coast origins, the band is firmly rooted in San Francisco acid-soaked psychedelia. The revelation here is Stratton, whose powerhouse vocals are reminiscent of the Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick.
All the material was written by the band. Mr. Man and Crystal Forms both portray Stratton's vocals favourably and include some good guitar work. Others, such as Actions Of A Man and What Good Is Spring? find Caroline and the band in a mellower mood...[net]
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7 comments:

Slagherty O'Bartfast said...

Nice. I had this on vinyl, and stupidly tried to iron out an edge warp. With a hot iron. I got the vinyl flat, but also the grooves, making the first track on each side unplayable. Don't try this at home!

Georgie Hirezola said...

wooow!!!
certainly not!!!!.....& this album is quite rare at least in a good condition...

Anonymous said...

Many thankx. Really a fantastic album. Always great records in your blog.

Carlos

Anonymous said...

We had them play live at our high school in 71 or 72 (70?), they were quite kick-ass.

They played Communication Breakdown to the note, they were so tight...

UNCLE RICK said...

HI I WORKED WITH DANNY (NAME NOT DEAN!) AND CAROLINE IN A BAND CALLED "LOVELACE" IN THE 70'S AND WE PLAYED TO PACKED HOUSES THROUGHOUT NEW ENGLAND.
IN BETWEEN WAS A BAND CALLED "MADINUSA" THAT ALSO CUT AN ALBUM.
LOVELACE ALSO INCLUDED LOCALS CHICKIE DEPULA ON BASS AND MICK BENDENELLI ON DRUMS. CAROLINE, CINDY DAILY, & HOPE MOON ON VOCALS & THEY KICKED BUTT!

Kathie olsen said...

Hi! After taking my pup for a walk, I started thinking about belonging to Columbia Record Club and receiving a record by Fort mudge memorial dump, thinking it must be a joke. That was in 1969. I kept it, but never played it. Maybe I will now.

zappahead said...

Thanks for this little gem....much appreciated for the share...cheers.